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From: Jean Mayfield Cuevas <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Divine Letters - Ozark, Christian County, Mo. Jan 13th, 1864
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 06:02:22 -0500
Ozark Christian County, Mo.
January 13th, 1864
It is with pleasure that I this day seat myself to pen you a few lines to
let you know that I am well. Ever hoping these few lines may find you
enjoying the same health.
Father is not well. He has been on the sick report for several days,
first with his feet at night, and now he has such a cough he don't sleep
scarcely any at night.
Well, Radford, I have seen some very had service since I saw you last. We
left Springfield the 15th day of December and come close to this place
where we froze up for several days. Then we moved on to Phenix Mill in
Taney County, Mo. We stayed there for four days when Captain Akard was
ordered out with one hundred men and six days rations, which lasted us to
Batesville, Ark. Then we stayed there one night drawed six more days
rations, then we started on a scout with some of the first Nebraska
boys. We traveled all night ghrough the rain and snow. We got to
Looningburg about day light. It wa reported to be four hundred Rebels
there. The first Nebraska had went ahead of us and built up fires all over
town and when I got in sight of the town and saw the fires there I thought
we had found the Rebels, and I begun to fix to get my pistols and my
overcoat was froze so stiff I could not begin to unbutton a single button.
We stayed there till about 3 o'clock when the Rebels got after some of our
scouts and we had to saddle our horses and ride three miles and back. A
little the coldest weather I ever saw and every one of us got frost
bit. We had to as long as a day and a half twice without horse feed. Some
of the boys got their feet frosted till they bursted open. Mine did not
burst though they are very sore.
We taken twenty four Confederate soldieers prisioners and killed four.
Well Mother old Bob McTier is here in camp today. He is well. His wife
is dead and his daughter is dead. Pap saw Old Aster Bain's Bill
yesterday. He is well. His son Rufus is in the Rebel Army. James Moses,
that married a sister to Mrs. McTier is dead. He was a Rebel and was
killed on the 22nd day of June last by a Union man. His wife lives in five
miles of this place.
Well Radford I expect to get a furlough now before long and I want you to
feed my horse good for me till I come home, for I want to ride him and
leave my pony at home.
I have nothing more to write that will interest you so you must write to
me as soon as possible. So nothing more at present only remains your
brother and sincere friend till death.
T. J. Divine
To R. C. Divine, Mother and sisters and all inquiring friends.
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